That's correct ... you will be notified by the agency or by Juvenile Probation (depending on the programs in place in Orange County these days).
The officer wrote that i broke the law 25662 (a) B+P for having a can of beer. Can anyone help me by telling me what penalty i will most likely get?
25662. (a) Any person under the age of 21 years who has any
alcoholic beverage in his or her possession on any street or highway
or in any public place or in any place open to the public is guilty
of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of two hundred fifty
dollars ($250) or the person shall be required to perform not less
than 24 hours or more than 32 hours of community service during hours
when the person is not employed or is not attending school.
You MAY have to go to court ... especially if you do not agree to whatever diversion program might be provided for you. You may well have to also attend alcohol counseling or some such thing as well.
Also since the ticket didn't give a court date or anything, does that mean I won't have to go to court and that I would only have to pay a fine?
It's actually a misdemeanor.
Also since I wasn't driving or anywhere near a car, what will happen to my license because of this infraction?
CVC 13202.5 states ...
13202.5. (a) For each conviction of a person for an offense
specified in subdivision (d), committed while the person was under
the age of 21 years, but 13 years of age or older, the court shall
suspend the person's driving privilege for one year. If the person
convicted does not yet have the privilege to drive, the court shall
order the department to delay issuing the privilege to drive for one
year subsequent to the time the person becomes legally eligible to
drive. However, if there is no further conviction for an offense
specified in subdivision (d) in a 12-month period after the
conviction, the court, upon petition of the person affected, may
modify the order imposing the delay of the privilege. For each
successive offense, the court shall suspend the person's driving
privilege for those possessing a license or delay the eligibility for
those not in possession of a license at the time of their conviction
for one additional year.
So, if it goes to court, your license "shall" be suspended.